• Definition of say

    • (n): the chance to speak; "let him have his say"  
    • (v): give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority; "I said to him to go home"; "She ordered him to do the shopping"; "The mother told the child to get dressed"  
    • (v): express a supposition; "Let us say that he did not tell the truth"; "Let''s say you had a lot of money--what would you do?"  
    • (v): indicate; "The clock says noon"  
    • (v): communicate or express nonverbally; "What does this painting say?"; "Did his face say anything about how he felt?"  
    • (v): recite or repeat a fixed text; "Say grace"; "She said her `Hail Mary''"  
    • (v): speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way; "She pronounces French words in a funny way"; "I cannot say `zip wire''"; "Can the child sound out this complicated word?"  
    • (v): utter aloud; "She said `Hello'' to everyone in the office"  
    • (v): express in words; "He said that he wanted to marry her"; "tell me what is bothering you"; "state your opinion"; "state your name"  
    • (v): state as one''s opinion or judgement; declare; "I say let''s forget this whole business"  
    • (v): report or maintain; "He alleged that he was the victim of a crime"; "He said it was too late to intervene in the war"; "The registrar says that I owe the school money"  
    • (v): have or contain a certain wording or form; "The passage reads as follows"; "What does the law say?"  

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